Following the most recent popular trends, it would appear that Sit/Stand desks have become the new fashionable favourite in the office furniture world.
So… What is a Sit/Stand desk? It is a height adjustable desk which allows you to either sit or stand comfortably whilst working. Even though the research is still in progress, it does give the impression that using a Sit/Stand desk has an impact on heath and can increase productivity. – GREAT!
1– Standing lowers risk of weight gain and obesity. Weight gain is caused by taking in more calories that you burn, even though working out is the best way to avoid weight gain, choosing to stand as an alternative of sitting can also be beneficial.
2 – Using a standing desk may lower blood sugar levels. The more blood sugar levels increase after meals, the worse it is for your health. Standing can reduce the amount of blood sugars you gain. The harmful effects of sitting after meals could increase chance of type two diabetes. So, the Sit/Stand desk can allow you to alternate your working position between meals, avoiding the above effects.
3 – Standing may lower your risk of heart disease. In 1953 the idea that standing is better for your heart was first proposed. An earlier study on bus conductors and drivers evidenced that the conductors who stood all day had half the risk of heart disease linked deaths than their colleagues the drivers. There is no hesitation that spending a little more time on your feet is healthier for your heart.
4 – Standing desks appear to reduce back pain. Most office workers commonly complain that they suffer with back pain. Sitting with the correct posture all day can be challenging to some people causing them to suffer with their back, swapping to a standing desk can ease the discomfort.
5 – Standing desks help improve mood and energy levels. Standing desks appear to have a positive influence on overall wellbeing. A study showed that people using a standing desk reported less stress and tiredness than those who continued to be seated the whole work day.
6 – Standing desks may even boost productivity. Some people believe to think that standing can have a bad impact towards everyday jobs at the desk. There is no indication that a standing desk can interrupt with any day-to-day work tasks such as typing, writing etc. Bearing in mind that standing improves mood and energy, using a standing desk is more likely to boost productivity rather than delay it.
7 – Standing more may help you live longer. Studies have recently found that there are more links between siting frequently and death than there is standing and death, therefore standing more often could help lengthen your lifespan.
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